Oval eye rimless pince-nez

Catalogue Number: 2377
Oval eye rimless pince-nez
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Optical Company
Description Of Item: Oval eye rimless pince-nez 115 x 35, with spring loaded gold bridge pads. A drilled hole on the right lens holds a fine gold chain which extends to a gold ear-piece. Marking on the back of the bridge AOC (American Optical Company).Glazed with flat glass R&L +2.50 DS
Historical Significance: The American Optical Company made pince-nez in the period 1903 to 1930. See http://pincenez1.blogspot.com/2008/03/trial-fingerpiece-set.html.
How Acquired: Donated by John Dascoli, Property Manager, Australian College of Optometry
Date Acquired: Feb 2014
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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